Donna McAllister-Andersen

First post: Sep 20, 2022 Latest post: Nov 3, 2022
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

Donna was recently diagnosed with a blood cancer known as MDS (Myelodysplastic syndromes). She has an aggressive type and started treated with a very busy regiment of chemo and also was accepted to participate in a clinical trial in June

She became hospitalized on August 11th due to running a fever, which for her illness requires hospitalization.  As of a month later (September 12th), she is still hospitalized, they believe she does not have any more infections and are targeting for discharge to a rehab later this week.  She is very weak and will have a lot of work to do to regain her strength.  Then, once she has regained her strength, she will be able to resume treatment.  

We have started a GoFund Me to help the family with expenses as Donna has not been able to work during her illness.

We had setup a MealTrain but have paused that until Donna return's home.  

Thank you again everyone, it takes a village and we have a great one!